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Explore Up Close is more than just our name - it's our travel style. It means we like taking the backroads, discovering what's around the next bend, and immersing ourselves in local culture. It means we love exploring places - and meeting people - with stories to tell. 

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Private Trips

Explore Up Close is about exploration travel - and we specialize in crafting custom travel for private groups. From educational travel for private institutions, to small groups of families and friends . . . contact us to discuss the possibilities.

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Featured Trip

Mountain Stories and Bluegrass Music: Floyd, Virginia

Discover the best of Virginia's Blue Ridge - tales of early mountaineers, charming small towns, and toe-tapping live music at the Floyd Country Store. 

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